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Since 1986 when the department of Labor began to allow

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Since 1986 when the department of Labor began to allow investment officer's fees to be based on how the funds they manage perform, several corporations began paying their investment advisers a small basic fee, with a contract promising higher fees if the managers perform well.

a. investment officer's fees to be based on how the funds they manage perform, several corporations began

b. Investment officer's fees to be based on the performance of the funds they manage , several corporations began

c. that fees for investment officers be based on how the funds they manage perform , several corporations have begun

d. Fees of investment officers to be based on the performance of the funds they manage , several corporations have begun

e. that investment officer's fees be based on the performance of the funds they manage, several corporations began

Allows for = idiomatic (MGMAT SC). Are "allow to" and "allow that" idiomatic?
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05 May 2009, 06:19
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Since 1986 when the department of Labor began to allow investment officer's fees to be based on how the funds they manage perform, several corporations began paying their investment advisers a small basic fee, with a contract promising higher fees if the managers perform well.

a. investment officer's fees to be based on how the funds they manage perform, several corporations began

b. Investment officer's fees to be based on the performance of the funds they manage , several corporations began

c. that fees for investment officers be based on how the funds they manage perform , several corporations have begun

d. Fees of investment officers to be based on the performance of the funds they manage , several corporations have begun

e. that investment officer's fees be based on the performance of the funds they manage, several corporations began

Allows for = idiomatic (MGMAT SC). Are "allow to" and "allow that" idiomatic?

A, B, and E are wrong --- 'investment officer's fees' versus 'they'

it is between C and D.

I will go with D.
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05 May 2009, 08:10
D sounds less awkward than C in my opinion.

I don't think Allow to or allow that are unidiomatic.

I'm allowed to go home early.

I allow that you buy me a drink.

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priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Since 1986 when the department of Labor began to allow investment officer's fees to be based on how the funds they manage perform, several corporations began paying their investment advisers a small basic fee, with a contract promising higher fees if the managers perform well.

a. investment officer's fees to be based on how the funds they manage perform, several corporations began

b. Investment officer's fees to be based on the performance of the funds they manage , several corporations began

c. that fees for investment officers be based on how the funds they manage perform , several corporations have begun

d. Fees of investment officers to be based on the performance of the funds they manage , several corporations have begun

e. that investment officer's fees be based on the performance of the funds they manage, several corporations began

Allows for = idiomatic (MGMAT SC). Are "allow to" and "allow that" idiomatic?

A, B, and E are wrong --- 'investment officer's fees' versus 'they'

it is between C and D.

I will go with D.
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05 May 2009, 10:22
D. OA?

Shows continuous action...so "have begun" is correct. So C and D. In C, "how the funds they manage perform" is long and ugly with two adjacent verbs.

priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Since 1986 when the department of Labor began to allow investment officer's fees to be based on how the funds they manage perform, several corporations began paying their investment advisers a small basic fee, with a contract promising higher fees if the managers perform well.

a. investment officer's fees to be based on how the funds they manage perform, several corporations began

b. Investment officer's fees to be based on the performance of the funds they manage , several corporations began

c. that fees for investment officers be based on how the funds they manage perform , several corporations have begun

d. Fees of investment officers to be based on the performance of the funds they manage , several corporations have begun

e. that investment officer's fees be based on the performance of the funds they manage, several corporations began

Allows for = idiomatic (MGMAT SC). Are "allow to" and "allow that" idiomatic?
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05 May 2009, 10:25
Thanks bigfernhead. Do you agree that "allow that" is subjunctive verb?

Rather than saying the C is awkward, can we imply that "allow" is not subjunctive; therefore, "be used" is wrong usage here. Otherwise there is no issue with C.

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05 May 2009, 20:24
My say is D.

C - that fees for investment officers be based on how the funds they manage perform , several corporations have begun

What does is the meaning of - "how the funds they manage"
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06 May 2009, 04:56
D.

C - is ambiguous.It is not clear if the fees manage the funds or if the investment officers manage the funds.
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06 May 2009, 08:47
priyankur_saha@ml.com, Which preposition to use with allow..and thereby which idiomatic construct to use depends upon the sentence...For example "The teacher allowed her students to play in the field"..I think the sentence in the question has a similar contruction...D is the least ambiguous maening in this sentence....
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06 May 2009, 20:27
Oh no, I missed this subtle difference.

C. fees for investment officers -- FOR?

D. fees of investment officers = investment officers' fees

OA is D. Thanks for contributions.
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